Is it just me or does this seem like its the exercise of saying, what would the plot of the Mass Effect trilogy look like in the Star Trek universe? My other concern here is 2899. The farther we go into the future and try realistically display what that technology and civilization would look like, the harder it is to make it feel relevant or recognizable today. I'm guessing it would be a pretty hard balancing act to pull off successfully. Why not just have it take place in 2450 where the lasting effect of the Dominion War, as well as 50 years of troubles with neighboring empires have turned the Federation into a security first and everything else, including exploration, being a distant second.